SpringHill Suites North Shore
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Pittsburgh is a pretty cool city. We stayed in a really nice part of town too, right across the street from the PNC stadium where the Pirates play. The ride in to Pittsburgh didn't seem too ******* the riders. It was only 40 miles and they had a water stop at the River's Casino to slow them down for a bit. They also had a reception at a local park …
As part of my time here at Carnegie Mellon, I have been given the amazing opportunity to travel to Doha, Qatar over Spring Break to tour our Middle Eastern campus. The program is called IMPAQT (Initiating Meaningful Pittsburgh and Qatar Ties) and our goal is not only to foster relationships between the two campuses, but also promote a more hefty exchange program for semester or year-long study.
... was our last preparation meeting, but our first meeting of our actual trip - if that makes any sense at all.
Some family came to this last meeting to meet the team and to hear the itinerary. This could not happen if it was not for the support of many who encourage and contribute to those going and we expressed our thanks to them for their help.
For this trip, we have amassed ...
... 27 Manly Ferry, Sea Life Aquarium, Spit Bridge, Sydney Harbor Bridge, The Rocks
July 28 Olympic Park
July 30 Cairns
July 31 Great Barrier Reef
Aug. 1 Cape Tribulation, Daintree Rainforest, Mossman Gorge
Aug. 2 Cairns Botanic Garden
Aug. 3 Auckland
Aug. 4 Mt. Albert Aquatic Center
Aug. 5 Extreme Edge, Owairaka
Aug. 5 Downtown Disney
Aug. 6 Disneyland
Aug. 7 Pittsburgh
Jon: We were stunned to find that suddenly, the day of our return to Pittsburgh was upon us. Our trusty shuttle driver showed up early, after texting us to let us know he was coming, and we were soon at the United terminal of LAX. We were once again stunned there, when we saw the overwhelming line of passengers waiting to even by admitted to the terminal. We had our doubts about whether the 2 hours we had allowed would be enough, but it turned ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews SpringHill Suites North Shore Pittsburgh
Great hotel for the Steelers game! My girlfriend and I enjoyed our stay very much. The room was spacious and clean. The hotel staff was friendly and helpful. Quick check in and check out. The suttle van was great, it took us to Station Square quickly and picked us up in time for the game. Staff was helpful in recommending places to see and eat. Hats off to the great staff!!
Excellent New Downtown Hotel
I was one of the first people to stay here the weekend they opened, and the hotel is still outstanding.
Only major problem is the highway noise. It doesn't effect me, but I can see how people can't sleep because of it. It's seemingly non-stop traffic from I-279 day and night. That's one of the top complaints the staff hears from guests.
Other than that everything else is great. Parking's pricey ($17), but high speed internet is fine, bedding is comfy and the bathroom is clean with great water pressure.
Make sure you show up on time to the breakfast, one time I had a hotel staffer get upset that it was five minutes past the end of breakfast and people were still trying to make waffels.
We had a "girls overnighter" here with our group of 13 moms. The hotel is immaculate...very clean. The room was in excellent condition and decorated very nicely. The location is great, too, and in walking distance to at least three bars including an Irish bar and a club for dancing. The staff was so friendly. We were pleasantly surprised to see eggs and sausage as well as a Belgian waffle maker at the free continental breakfast. I have been to other Springhill's that only had pastries, etc. Great stay, you won't regret it!
This is a new hotel right next to Heinz field. We stayed for several days and even went to a Steelers game within walking distance. The pool was wonderful and the little store was great too. The staff was very nice and accomodating. We got a standard room overlooking Heinz field. It was nice. The only complaint I have is that all of their linens are white which is wonderful. I had pulled back the comforter and put my baby on the bed and looked down and it looked like blood was coming up from under the sheets. It was actually a dirty mattress cover. It did not penetrate the sheets thankfully so it didnt touch my baby. I called the front desk and they sent a manager up immediately to look at it. They changed the linens. I dont know if it was a stain that was washed or if it was a fresh stain from the previous tenants, since I am not sure if they change their mattress covers between tenants. Anyhow, the housekeeping staff should have seen this big blood stain that you could see through all the white linens. Other than that, they apologized and everything else was fine. However, I was a bit grossed out about this.
My husband, 5 yr old son and I stayed at this hotel over Veterans Day weekend so we could attend a Steelers game. The location of this hotel could not be any better, it is literally across the street from PNC Park and a 5 minute walk to the gates of Heinz Field.
Great for Steelers & Pirates
Great place to stay for Steeler & Pirate home games because the parking lot is a great place to tailgate before the game. Rooms are clean, with refrigerator and microwave, and average size. TV is smaller than most luxury hotels.
I drove my father and myself from Indianapolis to stay here over Labor Day weekend. We took in the friday nite and saturday afternoon Cub-Pirates games and then that saturday nite we went to what we came for: ND-Pitt. The North Shore Suites is the perfect location for PNC Park and Heinz Field. It is located right across the street from PNC Park which also holds a few restaurants, and a deli. You also have a sports bar (#1 in Pittsburgh they claim) for partying and the restaurants offer the chance to sit outside and drink a cold one. If you want peace at night make sure you get a room that looks out the front of the hotel. If your room looks out the back you will get an ear-full of music from that sports bar until 2am, I believe. North Shore Suites serves a continental breakfast that offers hot food: make your own waffles in 2 minutes, sausage and eggs. The staff is efficient, professional, and curteous.
My husband and I had tickets to attend a preseason NFL game (Steelers vs. Eagles) and chose the SpringHill Suites North Shore to stay the night. Heinz Field was so close you could see it from the hotel and within walking distance (approx. 15 minutes casually strolling). The check-in went smoothly and the lobby was clean and very attractive. Our suite was on the second floor and the room was very large. We had a sitting area with a couch, desk, chairs, and coffee table. One area was a wet-bar complete with microwave, fridge, and coffee-maker. The bedroom was large with a king-sized bed and mounds of pillows. The bed itself was comfy but the sheets were a tad scratchy. The bathroom had a separate vanity area and the shower/tub was very relaxing. The only problem we had that night was the loud sports bar across the street with hip-hop music blaring until approx. 2 am...so if you are not a night owl you'll need to request a room facing the parking lot and Heinz Field.
We were in town for only one night to see the Pirates game and chose Springhill for location: it is directly across the street from PNC ballpark. It was only STEPS from our hotel room to our seats at the game--there is NO hotel closer--all the rest are across the Clemente bridge. And the Andy Warhol museum is only 2 blocks from the hotel--we really enjoyed it ($10 adult/$6 children). There are many options for restaurants which are also a part of the ballpark. The hotel just opened in April so everything is very clean and fresh. The rooms are a nice size w/a bedroom and sitting area w/sofabed, chair, desk, refrig, sink, microwave. We didn't use the indoor pool/jacuzzi but it looked very nice. The complimentary breakfast (7am-10am) included homemade waffles you make yourself and scrambled eggs, sausage, cheese, english muffins, bagels, toast, assortment of donuts/muffins--very nice. Complimentary coffee/tea available 24 hours. They also had a small area in the lobby w/sodas and snacks (even frozen ice cream and items for the microwave) you could purchase. The staff could NOT have been nicer or more helpful. The bellhop was exceptional. We enjoyed our visit and wouldn't hesitate to visit again and stay at Springhill. It was a bargain at $109. Parking is $15. Pittsburgh is a nice city--loved all the bridges.
Great place to stay (especially for baseball fans)!
My friends and I stayed at the hotel in May. We were there to see the Pirates and Cubs play baseball. The hotel was right next to the ballpark. It took us 3 minutes to walk from our room in the hotel to our seats in the stadium. Rooms were very nice and complimentary breakfast was quite good (more than standard continental). Staff was also very accomodating. Plenty of food and drink options right near the hotel and the baseball stadium is the best!
Tip: If you fly into Pittburgh, take the 28X Airport Flyer Bus to downtown for $2.25 per person (so long as you don't have too much luggage) as opposed to a $30-$40 cab ride. It only makes a few stops and rides most of the way on a "bus-only" road. Springhill suites is just a 10 minute walk to/from the downtown stop.